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I’ve lost my mojo!!

Hi there lovely followers!

As the title of this post suggests I have lost my mojo! I am hoping to find it again by way of a little give away!!

As lots of you are aware I have a passion for colouring and my medium of choice so far has been copics. I have completed a couple of classes over at Kit and Clowder (if you haven’t yet checked them out and want to learn how to colour I cannot recommend Alyce’s classes highly enough!!) and after I completed my clothing class I coloured up one of the very 1st stamps I coloured again and here is the finished image!


This gorgeous stamp is created by Sylvia Zet for Wee stamps and if you want a rubber stamp you can find her here.

And just for comparison here is my before photo taken in late 2012 next to my current 🙂


I am so excited in the difference and so proud of myself! 

So, head on over to my FB page To The Stars and Back, find the pinned post and follow the instructions – I want to know what you’d like to see her made into – and I will pick a random winner next Tuesday 03.11.2015 and announce on my FB page!

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck if you decide to enter!

Melinda 
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Tiddly Inks Challenge #163 – Paws for Thought

Hi there!!

A super quick share with you today for the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks!! Paws for Thought! I thought outside of the box a little here, pretty easy to do with my 2 little people being little boys!!

I have used the super cute Monstrous Party and thought I would go with a primary colour scheme – red, blue and yellow.


I have had this cute image printed out for some time but I have never been brave enough to colour them up!! I love how they turned out, can see where I need to improve but this will be a fun little card for a little boy!!

The copic combos I used are:
Yellow Monster: Y15, Y17, E15 and E18
Blue Monster: B12, B14, B16, B18 and B39
Red Monster: R22, R24, R46, R29 and R59
Balloon: G21, G24 and G29
Grounding: W1, W3 and W5

So, that’s it for today!! Make sure you pop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to see all of the awesome makes the other very talented girls on the DT have done and also to enter your own take on the challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Mel

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Fab Friday and a Happy Birthday to Me!!

Well, hi there and welcome to another Fab Friday with Tiddly Inks!! 

Today I decided to use the gorgeous Wryn Eat Your Cake totally inspired by the fact that today is actually my birthday!! So, if you have cake close, do enjoy a piece for me!!

Enough about me and onto the fun stuff, my card!!

Another CAS card for me this week. I decided to take some inspiration from a few cards I’ve seen about the internet with the image cropped. I also zoomed so the gorgeous Wryn is the centre of attention. 

And of course a close up of my colouring!

The copic combos I used
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E21, YR23, E15 and E18
Dress and flowers: BG000, BG01, BG05 and BG09 Brown: E41, E43 and E44
Shading on cupcake: W1, W3 and W5 – I paper pieced this because I wasn’t happy with my colouring but I love how it turned out!
Background: B000, B00, B01 and B02
I have used some scraps for the cupcake and used the same pink paper from the “icing” as a mat for the card front. 

I’m really pleased how this turned out, especially since this is my 1st attempt of doing paper piecing since I learnt it in my clothing class at Kit and Clowder!

I hope your having a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

Happy scrapping!

Mel
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Tiddly Inks Challenge #159 – Super Power

Hi and welcome!!

Today I am sharing something a little different for me – 2 6″ x 6″ canvas’ that I have made to go into my little guy’s bedroom when we decided “it’s time” (just quietly, it will NEVER be time!! Haha!!)

Enough of my chatter for now and onto the fun bits!!


Here is the 1st canvas using the ever so cute “My Super Boy”.

The background was super easy to put together and I’m very happy with how they turned out! Both backgrounds are done in exactly the same way – just different colours.
First up, a coat of gesso to prime the canvas. Then some stamping with some Kaiser background stamps in black archival ink by Ranger. Then I used my modelling paste with a TCW stars stencil. When that was dry I grabbed my mustard colour shine and my red Kaiser mist and applied the colours to the canvas. They weren’t “mixing” as I wanted so I sprayed on some water and let that dry. I used pinterest to find quotes and came up with this for our this little guy and got hubby to print at work on the laser printer so the colour of the ink didn’t run when I used my matte medium to stick it down. I tried a new technique – not sure if I LOVE it or just LIKE it but it’s done! I used my black watercolour pencil with a little puddle of water to go around the strips of my quote. When that was all dry, some black inks splats and then I popped the little cutie up on some foam tape 🙂


The copic colours I used are as follows:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E30, YR31, E33 and E35
Red: R22, R24, R29, R59 and C7 Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18 and B29 
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17 and E18 Black: C5, C7 and C9

And a close up of that quote


And onto the 2nd canvas


Here I have used “My Batty Hero” – just LOVE him!! 

I was going to only do this little guy for my little guys bedroom as we often refer to him as “Batbaby” – somehow we started a batman thing for him when he was little and it has STUCK!! He loves Batman so that is why I chose this particular quote!! And in saying that, he received for his 2nd birthday (August 2014) this gorgeous little guy on his birthday card from me and his daddy and if you would like to have a look I shared that card here.


The copic colours I have used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E53, E55, E57 and E59
Black: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 and C10 Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17 and E18

And again with the quote


So, make sure you head over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to see what all the other girls have come up with and perhaps you might even find some inspiration to enter your own make!!

Happy scrapping!!

Mel
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Fabby Friday with Tiddly Inks

Hiya!

Just dropping in today to share my latest make for Tiddly Inks 🙂

I printed out a few different images I have been really looking forward to colouring up and this gorgeous little Emma spoke to me. I challenged myself to use some different colours and LOVE how she turned out!


For the background I have used some watercolour paper, a stencil and some modelling paste. After the paste dried I grabbed some gelatos, water and a paint brush and did some colouring 🙂 A yellow doily from my stash and some more bits and pieces from my use it or lose it box (best idea EVER!!). Some machine stitching in black to pull it all together, I popped Emma up on some pop dots after I FUSSY CUT her – yep, I FUSSY CUT her!!, and some black ink spots.

The copic markers I used are as follows:
SKIN: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
HAIR: E30, YR31, E33 and E35
YELLOW: Y13, Y15, Y18, E15 and E18
ORANGE: YR02, YR14, YR18
SHOES: E13, E15, E17 and E18

I hope you like my make for this Fabby Friday! I had a heap of fun playing with not my normal colours!!

Have a great weekend, I shall be enjoying myself on a scrapbooking retreat!!

Melinda
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A Love Day Card

Hi there!!

A super quick post for tonight! I just wanted to drop in quickly and share with you the card I made for hubby for Valentine’s Day! 

I have used the gorgeous Wryn – Heartfelt Love by Christy at Tiddly Inks. I just adore all of the Wryn images and this was just perfect for what I had in mind!


I did “stamp” the dangling hearts again to fill the front of the card. I’m not sure where I got inspired to go monotone with a pop of colour but I love how this turned out!!

I have used the C markers to colour all the black/grey areas and I used R22, R29 and R59 for the red. You can sort of see in the pic here but I also added a layer of glossy accents to the big red heart.

I used an Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday stamp which I embossed with SU Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for the sentiment and added a little row of 3 enamel hearts by CTMH. Oh, and the “shadow” I did with a couple of my light C copic markers 🙂

That’s if for me for tonight!! Like I said, a very quick share!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Melinda
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Tiddly Inks Everyday Princess

Hi there!!

Today I am sharing a card that I made over the weekend for a friend of mine. Her little girl turned 6 today, she saw this image and asked me to colour her up with pink hair and a purple skirt. I had lots of fun putting this together. 

I have used a white card base, a 6×6 paper from the Echo Park Alison Kreft Capture Life collection and some card and papers from my stash. I have sprinkled some Aged Scarlet Frantage and a bit of twine along with some vellum and a tiny butterfly punch from Stampin Up. 

And a close up 

The copic colours I used are as follows:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: R81, R83, R85 and R89
Purple: BV08, BV13, BV02 and BV00
Black: C1, C3, C5, C7 and C9
Gold: Y35, Y38, E15 and E18
Grounding: W0, W1, W3, W5

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card and happy crafting!